The City today released its Plan to Advance Racial Equity, following more than a year of activity and community collaboration. The plan recommends, among other actions, the formation of two resident-led task forces that will undertake long-term processes to evaluate, report on, and propose recommendations to address racism and other types of discrimination in Bloomington, including within the context of law enforcement.
The Plan to Advance Racial Equity derives from the engagement of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and its Divided Community Project (DCP)/Bridge Initiative in the summer of 2019, when issues surrounding racism led to the temporary suspension of the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market. The Bridge Initiative facilitated the process of addressing community conflict by activating and channeling the community’s own resources and leadership.
The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, like dozens of other art fair event planners, opted not to hold the monthly A Fair of the Arts art and fine craft fair last summer due to concerns and restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
To give customers opportunities to support local small businesses and the arts, the Department created a website that features links to the websites of more than 50 area artisans and studios. Shoppers who would ordinarily visit the in-person A Fair of the Arts can shop and buy directly from their favorite artist or fine craftsperson safely from a physically distanced, internet-enabled device like a smartphone or tablet.
The website, afairoftheartsbtown.weebly.com, is a stunning collection of gallery images and lists of artists and studios divided by their type of work. Shoppers may browse through categories including clay, glass, jewelry, woodwork and metalwork, personal care, fiber arts, drawing/painting/photography, natural materials, and recycled arts. Purchases are made from the artist's own website; the afairoftheartsbtown.weebly.com site has only links and listings.
RE/MAX Realty Professionals of Bloomington is hosting a RE/STOCK with RE/MAX community food drive to collect donations on behalf of the local food pantry, Hoosier Hills Food Bank.
Canned food and non-perishable items can be dropped off, without contact, in the Hoosier Hills Food Bank Barrels at the front door of RE/MAX Realty Professionals in Downtown Bloomington:
Address: 328 South Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
Dates: October 26th – November 13th
Times: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Ten high school seniors have been selected as finalists for the 2021 Monroe County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. We hope you will join us in congratulating these phenomenal students:
Bloomington, Ind. — Cardinal Spirits, the craft distillery in Bloomington, Ind., has released a Straight
Bourbon Whiskey and a Straight Rye Whiskey that are available widely in Indiana for the first time.
For these two spirits, Cardinal Spirits sourced from the very best: MGP, a storied distillery that has
been making fine whiskeys in Lawrenceburg, Ind., since 1847. This isn’t Cardinal Spirits’ first brush with
MGP: for years, Cardinal Spirits has grown its private-label spirits program by selecting barrels from
MGP. Over time, Cardinal Spirits gained access to top-notch barrels of MGP bourbon and rye, and has
used them to create delicious blends, straight whiskeys, and single barrel selections.
Planning an event and need expertise in taking it virtual? ACUI can help! With our creative and knowledgeable staff, you won’t have to investigate and secure a virtual event platform and produce an entire virtual event all on your own. We offer an online platform that’s not just another Zoom meeting plus customizable packages to provide the level of support you need. For more details or to schedule a demo, contact Kelsie Holt at email@example.com.
ROI is proud to announce the 2020 winners of the Indiana Uplands Regional Innovation
Bloomington, IN – Bloomington Playwrights Project Producing Artistic Director, Chad Rabinovitz, is proud to announce the first ever Holiday Family Talent Show in partnership with Cardinal Stage Company. Bloomington’s best and brightest are out for an evening unlike any other, as they’re given the spotlight to showcase their hidden skills and shocking tricks in this virtual talent show – where YOU will be voting LIVE for the night’s big winner!
Whether you’re a singer, dancer, magician, juggler, or have some other wild talent, you are in luck. The Holiday Family Talent Show is looking for video submissions (2 minutes or less) by November 6th for the opportunity to win $1,000. Your friends and family will have the chance to vote for you online between November 9th-13th.
The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter Seeks Volunteers for the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Join the local Walk to End Alzheimer's Planning Committee and help grow the movement to end Alzheimer's from the ground up. Committee members plan each Walk to End Alzheimer's event from the kick-off to the wrap-up. Activities of the committee can match any and all skill sets. To learn more about these opportunities, please reach out to Kyle Davern at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monroe County Public Library and Community Foundation to Host Tech Tools for Nonprofits on November 4th
This virtual training opportunity focuses on a variety of free and low-cost technology tools sure to improve productivity and creativity for your nonprofit. Marcus Whited from the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County guides you, leaving plenty of time to explore these tools yourself.
Age 18 & up
To participate in live Zoom events, please register with a valid email address. The link to the Zoom event will be emailed to you.
Registration required: https://mcpl.evanced.info/signup/calendar. Visit their Facebook event for more details.
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